Access to Government Documents

federal depository library logo The MSU Law Library is a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Federal Depository Collection has been developed to work well within the context of an academic law library. Some representative items from this collection are: United States Reports (Supreme Court Cases), United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Congressional Record, Internal Revenue Code, and United States Tax Court Reports.

Depository Material that is available electronically may be accessed at the public internet stations that are located on the first floor of the Law Library or by connecting to the MSU wireless network. GovInfo. You can both search and browse titles here as well as see trending and popular items. As well, MetaLib searches across numerous government databases.

The FDLP Electronic Collection is another resource.The following tools may be helpful when doing research with the Federal Depository Library Program's Electronic Collection:

The Law print collection is open to members of the public. It may be accessed through the Libary catalog, Please note that the Law Library catalog is integrated with Michigan State University's catalog so that you must note the site location of the item to determine if it belongs to the Law Library or the Main Library.

If you have any questions about the collection please do not hesitate to ask the reference librarian on duty on the First Floor of the Law Library or to contact the Government Documents Librarian - Rebecca Holm, (517) 432-6876 or